This position serves as the head of a community based preschool and is responsible for leadership and management for all aspects of the school. Leadership functions include collaborating with the Board to clarify and affirm values, set goals and vision, and create action plans to maintain a high-quality program. Managerial functions relate to carrying out the tasks so that school’s mission, vision, and core values are met and also ensuring the school is in compliance with all State and NAEYC standards.
Mission: Founded in 1994, Redeemer Preschool is a mission of the Episcopal Church of the Redeemer. Redeemer Preschool provides a safe and welcoming place for children to develop and grow through quality learning, supported by a community of faith, that welcomes all people.
Philosophy: We strive to provide a safe and welcoming place for children to develop and grow through quality learning and provide families the opportunity to participate in a community that welcomes all people. Working together, the Church and the Preschool offer mutual support to children and their families to achieve an education experience of joy, excellence and community. Our curriculum prepares children to get along well with others and become enthusiastic learners. We provide a purposeful and inspiring play-based learning environment that helps children grow in all areas of development: social-emotional, physical, cognitive, and language.
Current Enrollment: 67 students
Staff: 9 plus additional helpers
Location: San Rafael, CA
Minimum Education & Experience required:
Bachelor degree from an accredited or approved college or university with a major or emphasis in early childhood education or child development, including 3 semesters or equivalent quarter units in administration or staff relations.
Three years of teaching experience in a licensed child care center or comparable group child care program.
Three years of experience as an administrator of a preschool, NAEYC accredited preferred.
Possesses a Child Development Site Supervisor Permit or a Child Development Program Director permit issued by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing.
About Redeemer Preschool
Redeemer Preschool is a non-profit, non-sectarian preschool and enrichment program that was founded in 1994 by the Church of the Redeemer, a member of the California Episcopal Diocese. Located in the Glenwood neighborhood in San Rafael, the preschool provides quality early education in an inspiring and nurturing environment for children from two to six years of age.
Our curriculum encompasses key areas of development including children’s well being and physical development, social and emotional development, cognitive development and language. It also incorporates literacy, mathematics, science, nature, music, movement, creative arts and general knowledge. We use a balanced approach, acknowledging that children learn from both child-initiated and adult-guided experiences. Our teachers are focused on fostering children’s development and producing meaningful and lasting learning.
In March 2010, Redeemer Preschool was accredited by the National Association for the Education of Young Children (NAEYC). This is our commitment to providing high-quality services for our children and families.